The chillers have been working overtime trying to keep it frozen during the warm weather we've been having.
The holiday fun will arrive when AT&T's Raleigh Winterfest kicks off its third year. Last year's action attracted thousands to Fayetteville Street.
"It was very crowded. You could barely move," said Raleigh resident Marguerite Leblanc. "The kids got to go on the snow sledding thing."
The ice rink opens at 5 p.m. Saturday. The live music starts at 6 p.m.